Monday, January 21, 2013

Upcoming Schedule

The CAMQG is excited to be growing and we'd love to have you join us.  Here's what's coming up in the next few months.

February Meeting

  • Tuesday, February 19th, 6:30 socializing/set-up, 6:45 meeting
  • Midtown Scholar Bookstore
  • Meeting Agenda Items:
    • Introductions and Show and Tell
    • What is Modern Quilting? Presentation
    • Member Challenge Project Presentation and Voting
    • Guild Activities Discussion and Planning
      • Gathering of the Guilds, Saturday, February 23rd
      • AQS Lancaster Show, March 13-16
      • April UFO Sewing Day, Saturday, April 20th, at Smile Spinners, space for 15 attendees
      • Member Quilt Show (call for planning committee)
March Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 19th, 6:30 socializing/set-up, 6:45 meeting
  • Midtown Scholar Bookstore
  • Tenative Meeting Agenda Items: 
    • Introductions and Show and Tell
    • Online Resources for the Modern Quilter Presentation
    • Fabric Printing Video 
    • Member Quilt Show discussion 
    • Discussion and planning for growth
April UFO Sewing Day
  • Saturday, April 20th, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Smile Spinners, Marysville
  • Time to work on and hopefully complete some of those unfinished projects!
New members are always welcome!  Please RSVP to allow for set up.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hexagons Two Ways

Last weekend our guild had the chance to gather for our second sewing day workshop at Quiltmakers Cottage in Hershey, thanks to Beth and her gracious staff.

Lois led the group in learning a machine piecing technique, using a butterfly seam. 

And I (Jill) got to share my love of traditional English Paper Piecing.

An all around fun day of hexies!  Our next sewing day will be in April and we're planning free sewing and social time, hopefully a good opportunity for everyone to catch up on their WIPs.   Exact dates will be up soon with our spring schedule, so be sure to check back!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hexies 2 Ways Workshop...Only 2 Spots Left

We still have 2 spots left for the Hexies 2 Ways Workshop on Saturday, January 12th beginning at 9 a.m. at Quiltmaker's Cottage in Hershey.  Please read below for complete information on the event and please RSVP via email ASAP (by this Saturday the 5th) to secure your spot for this awesome workshop!

Hexies 2 Ways Workshop
Presented by our very own Jill Stemple and Lois Bruno

Jill will be teaching the hand piecing method while Lois will be showing us how to machine piece hexi blocks.

Lois will be providing pre-cut hexagon packets (enough for 2 blocks) for the machine portion for $2.  Jill will be providing paper piecing kits for $5 which will include the paper foundations (115 hexagons, 35 half hexagons) and a template for cutting the hexagons for the hand piecing process.  Please bring $7.00 (exact change) to the workshop so that we can reimburse Jill and Lois for the kits.

Along with the funds for the kits, each participant will need to bring the following to the workshop:

Machine Piecing supplies:
        Sewing machine
        Basic Sewing supplies
        Neutral thread
        Good/comfortable seam ripper (This is used in the construction process. It's not that I am certain you will make mistakes.)

Paper Piecing Supplies:
       Fabric- great way to use up scraps, but FQs or yardage is also fine
       Basting thread- basically any thread, cheap and old is fine, it won't stay in the blocks
       Hand Quilting Thread in neutral or matching color
       Hand sewing needle
       Fabric Scissors

Beth will have hexi rulers for sale ($8.95) at the shop the day of the workshop.  These would be used to cut the hexies for machine piecing (Lois's method).  If you are looking to continue this method, this would be a great time to pick up the tool.

Looking forward to a great sewing day!  Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Meg, Jill, and Lois